Table 3 Risk of dying on days with a mean apparent temperature of 30°C (lag 0–1) versus days with a temperature of 20°C among people age 65+ years who died in hospital and were already in hospital two days before death: effect modification by age and hospital ward
Ward of the hospital%Age 65–74 yearsAge 75–84 yearsAge 85+years
NoOR (95% CI)REM index† (p.value)NoOR (95% CI)REM index† (p value)NoOR (95% CI)REM index† (p value)
General medicine56119601.31 (1.14 to 1.50)1.00 (–)213341.39 (1.25 to 1.54)1.00 (–)201871.46 (1.27 to 1.68)1.00 ()
Low-care2682951.25 (0.91 to 1.70)0.95 (0.781)98921.17 (1.00 to 1.38)0.85 (0.089)61121.62 (1.32 to 1.99)1.11 (0.397)
High-care620311.12 (0.78 to 1.60)0.85 (0.419)24720.98 (0.71 to 1.35)0.71 (0.046)12881.31 (0.86 to 2.00)0.90 (0.644)
Intensive care1141491.07 (0.83 to 1.38)0.82 (0.181)49190.92 (0.73 to 1.16)0.67 (0.002)15051.82 (1.20 to 2.77)1.25 (0.323)
  • *Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Results in italics are from random effects models.

  • †REM, relative effect modification index is calculated as the ratio between the specific OR and the OR from the reference category (from the age-adjusted model).